How to adjust drive sleep time on a Seagate Backup Plus drive

This is a quick walk through of how to adjust the sleep timer with Seagate Dashboard 3.

Note: Sleep adjustments are only available in Windows. Drives used in Mac OS will follow the settings of the operating system under system preferences.

  1. Be sure the drive is connected directly to the PC using a USB port.
    Note: When adjusting drive settings, be sure you are plugged into the computer directly and not using a USB Hub or any type of docking station.
  2. Open Seagate Dashboard by double-clicking the Seagate Dashboard icon on the desktop.
    Seagate Dashboard Icon

    If the software is not installed see article 005887 for instructions on installing the software.
  3. On the left side the Seagate Dashboard, click the drive you want to Adjust.
    Manage tab with power save
  4. Select the Manage tab.
  5. Click the pull down list under Power (displays Never by default) and choose a time for the drive to go to sleep. It will sleep when it has been idle for this period of time.\

To undo this change select the Never option in the Power section.
Power Selection



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